Summary: The Economic Consequences Of European Colonization

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Joseph Conrad, a writer, once said, “The conquest of the earth is not a pretty thing” (“Heart of Darkness by Joseph”). Centuries ago, the Europeans had great success colonizing countless countries all over the word, affecting the lives of many people in different ways. During this time, one of the many things the Europeans impacted was the countries’ economical situation, but how much advantage or disadvantage did it actually result in? The colonization of countries by Europeans undoubtedly did lead to many negative economic impacts for the colonized countries. This is evidenced by the results of the spreading of germs by Europeans, the consequences of the Triangular Trade method and the weak economy created by the colonizing country at that time. These three factors will prove that the European colonization of countries lead to negative economic impacts.

Firstly, the Europeans brought germs to many places while exploring - including the Western Hemisphere - and realized they had a huge advantage over the natives. Europeans were much closer with domestic animals compared to everyone else, so they were much more immune to the germs from the animals. Since the Americans didn’t have as much contact with domestic animals, the Europeans
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This is proven by people losing time, money and labor due to diseases, results of slavery from the Triangular Trade method and the unendurable economy created by colonizers. Not only did these negative impacts affect the countries at that time, but some have also affected the way their country is developing in the modern world. However, as always, there are two sides to a story. Alike many of the situations we face on a daily basis, colonialism has left both positive and negative effects on the world and has surely shaped it to become what it has become today. Without the impacts caused, how different would our lives be compared to what it is like
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